Welcome to Gunung Mulu National Park


Few national parks anywhere in the world pack so many natural marvels into such a small area. Home to caves of mind-boggling proportions, other-worldly geological phenomena such as the Pinnacles, and brilliant old-growth tropical rainforest (the park has 17 vegetation zones), this is truly one of the world’s wonders.

Among the remarkable features in the 529-sq-km park are its two highest peaks, Gunung Mulu (2376m) and Gunung Api (1710m). In between are rugged karst mountains, deep gorges with crystal-clear rivers, and a unique mosaic of habitats supporting fascinating and incredibly diverse wildlife. Gunung Mulu’s most famous hiking attractions are the Pinnacles, a forest of razor-sharp limestone spires, and the Headhunters’ Trail, an old tribal warpath down to Limbang.


Top experiences in Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park activities

$169 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mulu Caves 3D2N

Gunung Mulu National Park is the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of Sarawak’s, covering 544 sq km of primary rainforest; where the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), the world’s largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave) is located. Day 1 - Upon arrival at Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and check in at your selected accommodation. In the afternoon meet your guide at Mulu headquarters office. Upon registration, proceed to Deer Cave which is reached by following a three kilometer plankwalk, on the way to the cave you'll see superb rainforest, jungle streams and an ancient Penan burial cave. Flashlight is useful for examining the guano-covered cave floor and its population of insects.  Deer Cave visit is combined with Lang’s Cave, whose entrance is a short distance away from that of Deer Cave. Lang’s Cave is the smallest of the show caves but its rock formations are well worth seeing. These are made all the more attractive by the strategically positioned spotlights which highlight stalactites and stalagmites. As the cave is relatively small and well-lit, it offers good opportunities to see some of its inhabitations such as bats, swiftlets and even cave-dwelling snakes. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late afternoon. Between 5 and 7pm, if the weather is fine, visitors may be treated to the spectacular sight of a black cloud of free-tailed bats emerging from the entrance of the cave to go in search of food. Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters.(D) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Mulu and transfer with longboat to Batu Bungan - Penan's native Sarawak settlement to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Journey then continue with longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals, some which are illuminated in the ‘King’s” Room.  Next is Clearwater Cave, a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plankwalks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience. There are excellent photo opportunities for those who loves photography. Picnic lunch is serve at Clearwater summer hut, there is a crystal clear pool that is filled by water that flows out of the cave. This is an excellent swimming spot for you. (BF/L/D) DAY 3 - Breakfast at hotel & free at own leisure until transfer to Mulu airport for flight departure. (BF/L)

$311 Cultural & Theme Tours

MULU CAVES 4D3N & PINNACLES

Gunung Mulu National Park is the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of Sarawak’s, covering 544 sq km of primary rainforest; where the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), the world’s largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave) is located. Day 1 - Upon arrival at Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and check in at your selected accommodation. In the afternoon meet your guide at Mulu headquarters office then proceed to Deer Cave which is reached by following a three kilometer plankwalk, on the way to the cave you'll see superb rainforest, jungle streams and an ancient Penan burial cave. Deer Cave visit is combined with Lang’s Cave, whose entrance is a short distance away. Lang’s Cave is the smallest of the show caves but its rock formations are well worth seeing. These are made all the more attractive by the strategically positioned spotlights which highlight stalactites and stalagmites. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late afternoon. Between 5 and 7pm, if the weather is fine, visitors may be treated to the spectacular sight of a black cloud of free-tailed bats emerging from the entrance of the cave to go in search of food. Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters.(D) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Mulu and transfer with longboat to Batu Bungan - Penan's native Sarawak settlement to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Proceed with longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals, some which are illuminated in the ‘King’s” Room.  Next is Clearwater Cave, a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plankwalks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience. Picnic lunch is serve at Clearwater summer hut, there is a crystal clear pool that is filled by water that flows out of the cave. This is an excellent swimming spot for you. (BF/L/D) DAY 3 - After breakfast, ascend to Gunung Api for 3 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. During the climb you will see many species of plants, all types of insects within this virgin jungle of Borneo. Pack lunch will be serve at the observatory point. After lunch descend to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. (BF/L/D) DAY 4 - Breakfast at Camp 5 and jungle trek to Long Litut and transfer to Clearwater summer hut for picnic lunch and later on you can enjoy swimming at the clear water spring. Transfer back by longboat and then to Mulu airport for your next destination.(BF/L)

$466 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mulu Caves 4D3N & Headhunter's trail

Gunung Mulu National Park is the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of Sarawak’s, covering 544 sq km of primary rainforest; where the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), the world’s largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave) is located. Day 1 - Upon arrival at Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and check in at your selected accommodation. In the afternoon meet your guide at Mulu headquarters office then proceed to Deer Cave which is reached by following a three kilometer plankwalk, on the way to the cave you'll see superb rainforest, jungle streams and an ancient Penan burial cave. Deer Cave visit is combined with Lang’s Cave, whose entrance is a short distance away. Lang’s Cave is the smallest of the show caves but its rock formations are well worth seeing. These are made all the more attractive by the strategically positioned spotlights which highlight stalactites and stalagmites. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late afternoon. Between 5 and 7pm, if the weather is fine, visitors may be treated to the spectacular sight of a black cloud of free-tailed bats emerging from the entrance of the cave to go in search of food. Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters. Overnight at chosen accommodation (D) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Mulu and transfer with longboat to Batu Bungan - Penan's native Sarawak settlement to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Proceed with longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals, some which are illuminated in the ‘King’s” Room. Next is Clearwater Cave, a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plankwalks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience. Picnic lunch is serve at Clearwater summer hut, there is a crystal clear pool that is filled by water that flows out of the cave. This is an excellent swimming spot for you. Journey the continue with longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5.(BF/L/D) DAY 3 - Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to the longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse.(BF/L/D) DAY 4 - Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by longboat down the river to Nanga Medamit, then by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination.(BF/L)

$544 Outdoor Activities

Mulu Pinnacles 5D4N & Headhunter's Trail

The famous Pinnacles’ at Mulu consist of a series of 45 meter high, razor-sharp limestone spikes that tower above the surrounding vegetation, mid-way up the slopes of Gunung Api. The trek to view them is one of the most popular in the park. But be warned, the Pinnacle Summit Trek is a tough and challenging one. The trail itself is very steep (near vertically parts) and requires a certain level of fitness. The Headhunter’s Trail is a great way of entering or leaving Gunung Mulu National Park. The trek is organizes by travel operators and combines upriver travel, jungle trekking and an overnight stay at an Iban longhouse. Day 1 - Upon arrival Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and transfer to Hotel for check in. Afternoon, meet at resort lobby and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters. Upon registration and proceed on plank walk for 3 Km to reach Deer Cave & Lang Cave. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late evening (Only confine to fine weather). Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters and transfer back to resort.Overnight at hotel. (D) Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel and transfer by longboat proceed to Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Continue journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and relax for a while then continue journey by longboat to Long Litut. Then jungle trek for 3 hours to Camp 5. Dinner and overnight at Camp 5. (BF/L/D) Day 3 - Breakfast at Camp 5. after breakfast ascend to Gunung Api for 3 hours to view the magnificent Pinnacles. he trails is 2.4 km in length but rises some 1,200 meters from Camp 5 to the viewpoint, passing through lowland dipterocarp forest before climbing steeply through moss forest. Here the trees are a lot smaller and everything is covered in slippery green moss. Limestone debris also litters the trail so trekkers must proceed with care. The last section of the trails near vertical, with rope section and 15 aluminum's ladders strategically positioned to help with the climb. Pack lunch will be serve at the observatory point and after taking some photos and a short rest it is time to begin the descent back to Camp 5 for overnight stay (BF/L/D) Day 4 - Breakfast at Camp 5 and walk through lowland forest to Terikan river (Pack lunch), then by longboat down the Terikan and medalam rivers to the longhouse. Dinner and overnight at longhouse. (BF/L/D) Day 5 - Breakfast at longhouse. After breakfast transfer by longboat down the river to Nanga Medamit, then by road to the town of Limbang. Afternoon transfer to Limbang airport for flight back to Miri or next destination. (BF/L)

$117 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mulu Caves 2D1N

Gunung Mulu National Park is the ‘Jewels in the Crown’ of Sarawak’s, covering 544 sq km of primary rainforest; where the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave), the world’s largest natural chamber (Sarawak Chamber), and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave) is located. Day 1 - Upon arrival at Mulu Airport, meet and greet by our friendly representative and check in at your selected accommodation. In the afternoon meet your guide at Mulu headquarters office. Upon registration, proceed to Deer Cave which is reached by following a three kilometer plankwalk, on the way to the cave you'll see superb rainforest, jungle streams and an ancient Penan burial cave. Flashlight is useful for examining the guano-covered cave floor and its population of insects. The path eventually leads to the “Garden of Eden” where a hole in the cave roof lets in a shaft of light which allows the rich green vegetation to thrive. Deer Cave visit is combined with Lang’s Cave, whose entrance is a short distance away from that of Deer Cave. Lang’s Cave is the smallest of the show caves but its rock formations are well worth seeing. These are made all the more attractive by the strategically positioned spotlights which highlight stalactites and stalagmites. As the cave is relatively small and well-lit, it offers good opportunities to see some of its inhabitations such as bats, swiftlets and even cave-dwelling snakes. After exploring the caves, proceed to bats observatory to observe bats flying out of caves entrance at late afternoon. Between 5 and 7pm, if the weather is fine, visitors may be treated to the spectacular sight of a black cloud of free-tailed bats emerging from the entrance of the cave to go in search of food. Return journey on the same plank walk to park headquarters.(D) DAY 2 - Breakfast at Mulu and transfer with longboat to Batu Bungan - Penan's native Sarawak settlement to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Journey then continue with longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. A plankwalk leads from the riverbank to the entrance of Wind Cave, so named because of the cool breezes which can be felt at the narrow parts of the cave. Wind Cave, which is part of the Clearwater system, has many impressive stalactites, stalagmites, flowrocks, helitites and rock corals, some which are illuminated in the ‘King’s” Room.  Next is Clearwater Cave, a fascinating cave to scroll around. Plankwalks, paths and small floating bridges make this an easy and enjoyable experience. There are excellent photo opportunities for those who loves photography. Picnic lunch is serve at Clearwater summer hut, there is a crystal clear pool that is filled by water that flows out of the cave. This is an excellent swimming spot for you. After lunch, return transfer with longboat and then to Mulu Airport for flight departure.(BF/L)

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